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    M.P.E.C. 2005-P37                                Issued 2005 Aug. 8, 14:37 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
       on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
    
                      Supported in part by the Brinson Foundation
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET C/2005 N4 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK05N040  C2005 07 14.90402 16 27 22.58 +27 41 16.3                 EP037204
        CK05N040  C2005 07 14.91530 16 27 20.55 +27 40 46.9          19.0 N EP037204
        CK05N040  C2005 07 30.93643 15 50 46.17 +16 23 45.9          19.6 T EP037A32
        CK05N040  C2005 08 03.91793 15 44 41.50 +13 48 17.0                 EP037J95
        CK05N040  C2005 08 03.92350 15 44 41.09 +13 48 04.7          19.7 N EP037J95
        CK05N040  C2005 08 05.87686 15 42 03.93 +12 34 28.3          19.4 N EP037147
    
    Observer details:
    147 Osservatorio Astronomico di Suno.  Observers D. Crespi, P. Diomede,
        S. Foglia, G. Galli, S. Minuto, V. Sacco.  Measurers S. Foglia, S. Minuto.
        0.40-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    A32 Panker.  Observer H. Denzau.  0.36-m f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 N4 (Catalina)
    T 2005 July 2.6045 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.303505             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.017698       Peri.  136.5521      -0.0406388      -0.5935593
                       Node    64.0433      -0.9672082      -0.1784779
    e   0.959234       Incl.  116.6275      +0.2507126      -0.7847503
    From 185 observations 2005 July 6-Aug. 5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 N4 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 08 08    15 39.47   +11 16.6    2.048    2.339    93.4    25.6  19.2
    2005 08 18    15 30.29   +05 39.2    2.239    2.360    84.1    25.3  19.5
    2005 08 28    15 25.15   +00 48.1    2.443    2.387    74.8    24.1  19.7
    2005 09 07    15 23.02   -03 23.7    2.651    2.418    65.7    22.3  20.0
    2005 09 17    15 23.16   -07 03.4    2.854    2.453    56.8    20.1  20.2
    2005 09 27    15 25.00   -10 17.8    3.047    2.492    48.1    17.4  20.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-P37
    

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